Currently in her 13th year of teaching, Christine Gamari serves as Department Chair and teaches Science at her alma mater, Torrington High School. She has most recently helped her school adopt a restorative approach to discipline, facilitating numerous restorative conversations to address situations in which harm has occurred.
Gamari also serves as a Co-Principal investigator on an NSF grant project under Northwestern Connecticut Community College which aims to increase student interest in STEM fields, especially those from underrepresented groups or socioeconomically disadvantaged situations.
Gamari is an active member of the Torrington community as a coordinating coach for the Torrington Police Athletic League. She also serves as Vice President of the Torrington Varsity Alumni Club and resurrected the THS Varsity Club. As a former Division I athlete and high school coach, Gamari sees it as her mission to instill in her student-athletes the importance of good character, sportsmanship, leadership and integrity.
Gamari graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA) and earned a Masters of Arts degree in Education from St. Joseph University. She and her husband, Eric, reside in Torrington with their two children, Maya and Owen.